Archive for 'Therapies'

Half of NSW businesses have no mental health strategy, survey using new algorithm shows

Half of NSW businesses have no mental health strategy, survey using new algorithm shows

NSW employers are failing to address the mental health of their workers appropriately, with the construction and scientific industries among the worst performers, a rigorous new benchmarking tool shows. Fewer than one in 10 (8.8 per [...]

Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse. The consensus statement, published [...]

Three ways to plan for taking a mental health break from your business – and how to return to work

Three ways to plan for taking a mental health break from your business – and how to return to work

Many business owners know the importance of prioritising their own mental health, but taking the time to think about the practicalities of taking time away from work is a daunting prospect for many entrepreneurs. This doesn’t [...]

Prince Harry: mental health should be at heart of armed forces training

Prince Harry: mental health should be at heart of armed forces training

Prince Harry has said mental health strategies for armed forces personnel are crucial to create a “more confident, focused and, ultimately, more combat-ready military”. In a speech at the Ministry of Defence, the 33-year-old prince, who [...]

Critical need for rural mental health care

Critical need for rural mental health care

Meeting the growing demand for mental healthcare in the bush will be critical for the long-term wellbeing of rural and remote patients, and will require the continuing strong focus of governments, the Rural Doctors Association of [...]

Australian Researchers Say Smartphone Apps Can Help With Depression

Australian Researchers Say Smartphone Apps Can Help With Depression

Image: iStock   While not to be considered a replacement for medication or professional therapy, a new study shows smartphone apps can be an effective treatment option for depression. With depression currently the most prevalent mental [...]

Why you should escape the cult of ‘super busy’

Why you should escape the cult of ‘super busy’

Imagine going to an event where everyone is completely focused. That happened to me recently. There were no cell phones being used, no random scrolling through Instagram feeds or checking emails. Everyone there was completely present [...]

Adoptive parents say ‘extraordinary’ lack of local support has driven their families to ‘crisis point’

Adoptive parents say ‘extraordinary’ lack of local support has driven their families to ‘crisis point’

More than a quarter of adoptive families are in crisis, new research has revealed, as parents with adopted children tell The Independent they are “overwhelmed” by pressures and face a lack of support. Half of parents reported [...]

Call for more focus on dementia fight

Call for more focus on dementia fight

Alzheimer’s Australia says more needs to be done to find a cure and reduce people’s risk of dementia, which is now the leading cause of death for women. The type of advances in treatment and prevention [...]

Australia’s eating disorder crisis: Government to give millions in funding for services

Australia’s eating disorder crisis: Government to give millions in funding for services

Patients with eating disorders will receive better access to lifesaving treatment and support, in a $3 million funding boost announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt. About 1 million Australians are suffering from an eating disorder like [...]